Longham Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 38.52s
- Off time: 14:00:22
|2nd||3 Cash Injection||8||5/4f|
Torran Sound 106
|7||166 11-12 p||Mrs L Hill||Joshua Moore||100||13/2|
Campbonnais (FR) 226
|9||166 11-12 p||A Stronge||Adam Wedge||100||12/1|
Cash Injection 9
|5||161 11-7 t||R Woollacott||Matt Griffiths||95||5/4f|
County Zen (FR) 22
|11||161 11-7||C Fryer||Kieron Edgar (3)||95||10/1|
Epee Celeste (FR) 7
|8||156 11-2 b||M C Chapman||Joseph Cornwall||90||33/1|
Landenstown Pearl (IRE) 23
|8||152 10-12||Mrs S J Humphrey||Jack Quinlan||86||7/2|
Monroe Park (IRE) 22
|9||143 10-3 p||A Blackmore||Mr J Hamer (5) (ex1)||77||10/1|
||9||104||T R Gretton||Nico de Boinville||78||NR|
Torran Sound was only beaten half-a-length at Towcester on his latest start but that was back in October and on fast ground off a 6lb lower mark. CASH INJECTION must have every chance having been in good form at Exeter lately. He won on the Devon course just before Christmas and is preferred to Landenstown Pearl, who made a promising comeback from injury when second at Warwick. County Zen is only a plater nowadays and may struggle to confirm recent course and distance running with Monroe Park on 15lb worse terms.
Swing State 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, tracked leaders after 4 out, outpaced before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Homer Run (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Campbonnais (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, 11th at 8th, no impression and kept on same pace from after 4 out, 11th of 18, 38l behind Courtncatcher (11-5) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Jun.
Cash Injection 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd 6 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, kept on and headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Admiral Blake (10-1) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Torran Sound 5-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, ridden and pressed last, headed run-in, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Safferano (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Epee Celeste (FR) 25-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, behind from 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Rhum (11-0) at Ludlow 3m Am hcp ch 0-125 (3) hvy, 13 ran.
Landenstown Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, stayed on same pace and no chance with winner but well clear of 3rd, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Mudita Moment (11-4) at Warwick 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Monroe Park (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened 3 out, modest 3rd, 3rd of 6, 30l behind Stow (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft.
County Zen (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 4th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened next, modest 2nd, 2nd of 6, 23l behind Stow (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft.